Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology

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Kregel Academic - Religion - 203 pages
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"Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology" traces the many parallels between the Old Testament (and Bible as a whole) and the ancient Near East, including creation and flood narratives, common literary and legal forms, supposed acts of deities and the God of the Bible, and more. Instead of merely studying a random selection of parallels, however, Jeffrey Niehaus proposes that they represent "a shared theological structure of ideas in the ancient Near East, a structure that finds its most complete and true form in the Old and New Testaments." This comprehensive and enlightening resource promises to help students and discerning Bible readers to intellectually grasp and appreciate the overarching story of the Bible within its cultural development.


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A comprehensive refutation of the widely accepted documentary hypothesis that claims the Pentateuch was written throughout the 1st millenium BC and compiled later in post-exilic times. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan Smith - Goodreads

awesome background to the motifs in Scripture that have been discovered through the liberal search to uncover the untruths of Scripture. This volume seems to allow their findings to be present but can offer and alternative to their summaries that is surprising. Read full review


Approaching Biblical Parallels in the Ancient Near East
God and the Royal Shepherd
Covenant and Conquest
City Temple Image
City and Temple Abandoned and Restored
The Covenantal Household Destruction and Salvation
The Restoration of All Things
Scripture Index
Subject Index

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